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July 11, 2012

Around the Towns


Derry

July 12

Frost Farm's Hyla Brook Reading Series, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Frost Farm, 122 Rockingham Road, Route 28, Derry. Gary Margolis will be the featured reader. Open Mike from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, visit facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets.

July 13

Derry Garden Club meeting, 10 a.m. at Rockingham Acres Garden Center, Rockingham Road, Derry. Jean Smith, designer, grower, and owner of Rockingham Acres Garden Center, will present the program, "Fairy Gardens." At 11:15 a.m., the club will meet at Robert Frost Farm, Route 28, Derry, for a business meeting. A picnic will follow, with a bagged lunch provided by the food committee. For more information, call 432-7195 or visit derrygardenclub.org.

July 17

Lobster Luncheon Trip, to Salem, Mass. With the Derry Recreation Department. Includes a luncheon at Captain's Waterfront Restaurant, and a one-hour narrated trolley ride with Salem Trolley Tours. Small amount of free time after the tour for shopping and sightseeing. Fee is $55 for Derry residents, $65 for nonresidents. Registration required. To register, visit activenet.active.com. For more information, call the Derry Recreation Department at 432-6136 or email derryrecreation@ci.derry.nh.us.

Cooking Club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Participants will make fruit tart. For ages of 12-18. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 432-6140, email erinr@derrypl.org or visit derrypl.org.

July 21

Red Rover Readers training workshop, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, Derry. Help children explore the human-animal bond through stories and discussion. Teachers and volunteers are welcome. For more information or to download an application, visit redrover.org.

July 23-27

"LEtGO Your Mind 2012 Summer Camp," 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Congregational Church, 14 Crescent St., Derry. Registration is now open for boys and girls 6-13. The year's theme is "Unleash the Magic." Younger campers will learn about simple machines and engineering while building LEGO structures using gears and motors. Older campers will explore robotics and stop animation filming using LEGO robots. Campers will receive a T-shirt and a DVD of their creations. Registration is limited. For more information or to register, call Jim at 731-8047 or visit letgoyourmind.com.

July 25

Grammy Nominee Judy Pancoast in concert, 6:30 p.m. at McGregor Park, Derry. Sponsored by the Taylor Library, Derry Public Library and Derry Parks and Recreation. In case of rain, the concert will be held at Upper Village Hall in East Derry, across from the Taylor Library.

July 27

Free Movie Afternoon for Seniors, 12:30 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry. "Fever Pitch" will be screened. Movies are shown on the last Friday of each month. Arrive at 12:15 p.m. to get a seat. Popcorn and soda will be served. For more information, call 434-8866.

July 31

Cooking Club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Participants will make guacamole and salsa with homemade pita chips. For ages of 12-18. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 432-6140, email erinr@derrypl.org or visit derrypl.org.

Aug. 9

Frost Farm's Hyla Brook Reading Series, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Frost Farm, 122 Rockingham Road, Route 28, Derry. Linda Pastan will be the featured reader. Open Mike from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, visit facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets.

Aug. 14

Cooking Club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway. Participants will make spring rolls, fried rice and lemon lavender cookies. Bring a friend. For ages of 12-18. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 432-6140, email erinr@derrypl.org or visit derrypl.org.

Sept. 13

Frost Farm's Hyla Brook Reading Series, 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Frost Farm, 122 Rockingham Road, Route 28, Derry. Sharon Olds will be the featured reader. Open Mike from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, visit facebook.com/HylaBrookPoets.

Ongoing

Bridge Club, held Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, Room 2A, 39 West Broadway, Derry. Free to join. Pre-registration is not necessary. Offered by Derry Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 432-6136.

Tween Parent Support Group, Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. For parents of children ages 9-12. Free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 437-8477, ext. 22.

Food Pantry services, Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry. The nonprofit agency serves all of Southern New Hampshire. Open to all families in need of assistance with groceries. For more information, call 437-8477.

CREATIVE WOMAN WRITERS GROUP, meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Derry Public Library. All genres welcome, published or not. For more information, email cwwg2@juno.com.

Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway in Derry, 432-6140, hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays closed.

Upper Room Parents Support Group, meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. The group offers support for parents of teens. Call 437-8477.

Teen Information for Parenting Success — Supporting Teen Families, meet every other Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. Includes free child care. Learn how to parent and to be financially stable. To register, call 437-8477.

Families on the Go workshops/support group and play group, Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road in Derry. Families with young children are welcome. Call 437-8477.

The Derry Lions Club, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Marion Gerrish Community Center in Derry. Call 234-2731.

Knitting a Tighter Community, meets Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 26 Crystal Ave. in Derry. Call 432-5000.

Stroller Strides, offers a prenatal fitness program Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon at Gold's Gym. A postnatal fitness program is at the SportsZone in Derry. Visit online for times at strollerstrides.com or call 300-8669.

The Derry Democratic Committee, meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center. All are welcome. Contact Joseph Donahue at DerryDemocraticCommittee@gmail.com, or visit the group online at derrydemocrats.org.

Mizpah Rebekah Lodge No. 15, meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, 18 Oak St. All Rebekahs are welcome. Call Kathy at 432-2853 or Leona at 432-5012.

St. Mark's Lodge No. 44, Free and Accepted Masons, meets the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on East Broadway. A potluck supper is served at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting. All Masons are welcome. Call George Chapman at 432-0501.

Debtors Anonymous, a 12-step program for those seeking help and support to stop compulsive spending, meets Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway. Call 432-0055.

Parent and Child Play Group, meets weekly with local parents and their children. Call Diana at 216-5191.

Londonderry

July 16-27

Beginner Summer Media Camp, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Londonderry Access Center, 281 Mammoth Road. The camp is open to students entering sixth through eighth grade in fall 2012. Open to Londonderry residents first. Students will learn all aspects of video production, produce their own TV shows, and have a screening of all their work for friends and family. Cost is $20 for the entire two weeks. Payment must be received in order to reserve a space. Participants must be able to attend the entire camp. Space is limited. Call Erin at 432-1147.

ONGOING

Leadership Londonderry, is an educational program for Londonderry residents interested in learning more about how town and school governments work. The curriculum includes presentations by each town department head and representatives of each board or commission. The class meets once a month from September through May. Anyone interested in the program should contact Town Hall at 432-1100, ext. 120.

The Londonderry Women's Club, meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Spring social events include Yoga Class, Zumba Class, Movie Night, Dinner Out and Game Night. Make new friends and become involved in the community through fundraising events. For more information, call Trish at 434-5301 or email LderryWomensClub@gmail.com.

Londonderry Leach Library partners with nhsaves, to offer a new service that will help educate consumers on electricity use. Beginning immediately, we will be circulating a CUT the CARBON! kit, which includes a Kill a Watt Meter, energy tips brochure, bookmark, instruction sheet and a survey postcard. Check out the kit for a two-week period and plug in your appliances one at a time to see how much energy they use and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Boy Scout Troop 1910, meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on the corner of Mammoth Road and Peabody Row. The troop invites all boys, ages 11 through 17, to join. No Scouting experience is required. Call Brian Williams at 432-3530.

Londonderry Democratic Party, meets the second Tuesday of each month at Leach Library from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call Pam Jorgensen at 432-6684.

Londonderry Diabetes Support Group, meets the third Friday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Londonderry Grange Hall. Call 800-540-2981.

Nutfield Caregiver Support Group, meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road, from 4 to 5 p.m. Call Stacy Thrall at 425-1770.

Chester

July 19 and Aug. 16

Farmers' Market, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chester Congregational and Baptist Church, 4 Chester St. This coincides with Chester's "Cruisin' Car Night," which takes place directly across the street and offers classic cars, food, ice cream, raffles and music. Rain dates are June 28, July 26 and Aug. 23. For more information, call 887-4799 or email chesterchurchoffice@gsinet.net.

ONGOING

The Chester Lions Club, offers a $1,000 college scholarship to a high school graduate from Chester. Forms are available in the guidance office at Pinkerton Academy. For more information, call Bruce Baker at 887-4424.

Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Advisory Committee, meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m., at Wason Pond Community Center, 603 Raymond Road. The public is welcome. Call Hilary Hall at 206-4786.

The Chester MOMS Club, new members welcome. Meet other mothers in the area. Daytime activities are planned including park days, play groups, holiday parties, craft projects, and outings to zoos, museums, movies. The club also offers a Mom's Night Out and donates to local charities. Contact Kim at 401-4664 or email kampeterson@comcast.net.

HopeKeepers, a Christian group that provides emotional and spiritual support for those who live with chronic illness, pain or disability. Island Pond Baptist Church, 26 North Salem Road, Hampstead. For more information, call Lucy Gay at 434-9516,

Chester Community Food Pantry, open the fourth Saturday of each month at Congregational Church, 4 Chester St. Those in need of food assistance at other times may call the church office at 887-4799.

Around the region

ONGOING

Irish Set Dancing Class, Friday nights at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 20 Madbury Road, Durham. Sponsored by the Seacoast Irish Cultural Association (SICA) the class is for adults. For more information visit seacoastsetdancers.org or email sue@seacoastsetdancers.org.

The Orchard Christian Fellowship Unemployment Support Group, every Monday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Robie House, 183 Mammoth Road in Londonderry, near the intersection of Route 102. The group is open to all and offers encouragement, discussion and resources to help with both the practical and spiritual needs of people dealing with job loss and looking for new employment. Meetings are held in the upstairs conference room. Call 425-6231 or lcarvill@orchardnh.org.

The Vic Geary Foxwoods Casino Trip, a large coach bus will leave at 7 a.m. from the Vic Geary Center every second Monday of the month. The return trip will leave Foxwoods around 4 p.m. The cost of the trip is $32, which includes free bingo games on the ride to Foxwoods, a movie with snacks on the return, Foxwoods coupons for two, $10 Keno play and a $10 food or full buffet coupon. Call 382-8193 or 382-9276. Seats are limited; reserve early.

Toastmasters of Manchester, meets the first, third and fifth Thursdays of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at VHG Labs, 276 Abby Road in Manchester. Visitors are welcome. Call 437-2627.

The Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation, known as CART, is a curb-to-curb transportation system serving the communities of Chester, Danville, Derry, Londonderry, Plaistow, Salem, Windham and Hampstead for those needing a ride for medical visits, shopping or social visits. CART services are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $2 per one-way ride. Reservations can be made during regular business hours by calling 434-3569. Reservations must be made several days in advance, but no more than 14 days in advance.

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